COLLECTION / 1945-1989 / Spain / Alberto Corazón, graphic design

Alberto Corazón (Madrid, 1942). Graphic designer, industrial designer, editor, writer, sculptor and painter. In the early sixties he studied sociology and economics, as well as drawing and painting. Upon completing his studies, he founded the publishing house Ciencia Nueva (1965) with some friends and began to work as a graphic designer. In 1968 he took charge of the design of the Visor de poesía collection and in 1972 he created Comunicación/Alberto Corazón Editor.

His first editorial and poster design work dates back to 1965. After fully dedicating himself to his artistic endeavors during the seventies, he returned to graphic design at the end of the decade, creating the logo of Spanish companies and institutions such as Anaya, ONCE, Biblioteca Nacional, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Tesoro Público and Fundación MAPFRE, among others. In this field he has received awards from the Arts Director Club of New York, the British Design Council and the International Council of Design. He has been awarded the Gold Medal by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and has also received the Premio Nacional de Diseño (1989). He is the founder and former president of the Spanish Association of Design Professionals. In 2000 he was commissioned to co-curate the exhibition «Signos del Siglo: 100 años de diseño gráfico en España» at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

Of the 1,400 elements that make up Archivo Lafuente’s Alberto Corazón collection, those related to his work as a designer total nearly 400, including a set of 175 publications and 90 posters (such as the one created for the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Valencia and the one that includes the Buades Gallery’s logo, both from 1973), a score of mockups (Anaya, Espasa-Calpe, El País, ONCE) and other original works, in addition to some examples of graphic work, assorted documentation and printed matter.



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